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or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have greenery and beautification for our citizens. a lot of my friends celebrated chinese new years in china and this year
environments. i don't know if standing here today is hard to conceive that san francisco is the urban environment here on the west coast. one reason it's hard to conceive how dense it is is because san francisco is ahead of the curve of making it a transit system. we have a simple subway to follow. san francisco is going to continue to lead the way forward both on transportation and on sustainable urban environments. without question we are going to see these forward looking transit projects continue to propel the economics projects of the city and it's live ability and vitality. what we are seeing here at 350 mission, that represents an important milestone in the fulfillment of that transit center vision. as most of you know, kilroy has been the most active investor in san francisco these days and bay area over the last few years and we've done so because we believe in this city and we've also done so because we have immense confidence in mayor lee. it's no coincidence that under mayor lee and his administration that we've seen such technology growth, employment and vitality in this
, and we need to make physical changes to our pedestrian environment to make them safer, to have shorter crossing distances, to have better and safer environments so that cars and bikes and pedestrians could all coexist and be safe. thank you president chiu for raising the issue of number of agencies are involved which is large, and i am glad there has been some improvement in coordination that i can only imagine what it was like back then because i will be honest i think we have a lot of work to do to improve interagency coordination around pedestrian safety improvements. i don't think we have narrowly enough coordination. we have some excellent people working on the issues in the various departments and in a vacuum they do terrific work but what i see over and over again in my district every time you try to do a pedestrian upgrade it's like running an obstacle course and you have different departments and objections and they're not talking to each other and it could be any person in that department. it's not always escalated to the top so it's a very disjointed process. where i see
. there is another program with the department of environment that we're collaborating with and we're hoping to address that issue. >> so, very quickly, moving on, just some quick lessons learned on how we can improve our program. again, parent caregiver outreach is crucial. we really need to reach the whole family, not just the students. and not just the staff at the school. it's really the parents and caregivers are key. and that regular walking and rolling events are critical in getting more families out there walking and biking. and, so, we want to establish these regular walking school buses and regular bike training either separately or together. what we're proposing to do with the cycle [speaker not understood] from mtc, there are a number of changes and a number of things we'd like to keep. first of all, we'd like to expand the program right now. we're working in 15 schools. we'd like to explain that to 40. this is the only source of funding that actually allows -- the only source of grant funding that allows us to go up to high school. so, we're going to propose -- continue working
out in this pleasant and quiet environment and you might see butter nice, and dandelion and is squirrels hundred dollaring for their next meal and buena vista park is 88 >> i want to learn more about it. >> social networking and e-mail. >> i want to know how to use it. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> divisional divide is a divide between those with access to use digital tools and those who don't. >> with young people, having computers and i just don't know. they're doing it fast. so, i want to know. >> not knowing how to navigate the internet or at a loss of what to do. >> we don't have a computer. >> we're a nonprofit that unites organizations and volunteers to transform lies through literacy. our big problem right now is the broadband opportunity program. a federally funded project through the department of aging. so, we're working in 26 locations. our volunteers are trained to be tutors and trainers, offering everything from basic classes all the way to genealogy and job search. >> to me computers, knowing how to use it. >> i think it's really important to everybody and possibly espec
are planning to continue to burning massive amounts of carbon into the environment, but rather ensure the safety of the communities and promote renewable alternatives. the city should be making investments consistent with the cleaner plan, support the public good. our pension fund should divest fossil fuels polluting our environment . invest in the energy sources of the future again thank you to supervisor avalos and the many richmond district residents and people throughout the city who have supported this. >> president chiu: supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: as a public service announcement i want to bring attention that i am the board appointee to the san francisco retirement board. i will continue to carry your wishes on this board but i wanted to manage the expectations that this is a nonbinding resolution; a statement of this body asking and urging the retirement board, of which there are six other members to take this under consideration and also want to know is that there is a very thoughtful, but fairly long and drawnout process, the divestment process to begin this pro
continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a se
open space. our small businesses. our environment. we are all concerned about that as well. of course i must say about our housing authority as well. so we are taking on a lot of responsibility and because we are and because we are very busy doing the work we are. sometimes we need your input to steer us in the right direction for what things you think are important. so we are open to that. and we want to hear from you tonight. enough speeches. let's get on with it. may i have a couple words from supervisor avalos and farrell. >> thank you. thank you mayor lee, and yes, i get to make a speech too. i am supervisor john avalos, i represent district 11, just over the hill. i want to thank the mayor and the department staff for being here. and i want to thank supervisor farrell, the chair of the budget committee to be here. he's got a very difficult task. but one that he will have help with colleagues on the budget committee and we will be joined by supervisor cohen as well. i have talked incessantly of needing a budget based on equity, on neighborhoods and their needs. in district 10 and 1
't also happen with the projects. they've taken a lot of time to benefit the environment and it will be a benefit to the neighborhood and to the neighbors with the view of their house. i really think this is a great design for a family house their maintaining what's there and they're asking for the variance to be maintained. i really support that project. thank you very much >> thank you any other public comments? please step forward >> good evening maybe i'm the last one we can all go home arrest i'm frank morris. my family as lived in this area for over 70 years. i've lived they're there for 3 seven years. tights real a shame we're here at this point. we all want our neighbors to get what they need but not as an expense to the neighborhood. first one was the variance that took the two parking spaces in their driveway sometimes there's 3 cars in that driveway. they were allowed to take the garage space and make that that an apartment. the second thing is the variance allows the building to be the highest densest on the block. i have 2 thousand square foot on exactly 4
together to have one vision and improve the physical environment and with that said supervisor kim i will turn it back to you. >> thank you chair and i do want to acknowledge we have a enlighten board of supervisors in terms of our understanding of pedestrian safety, and i think a lot of that also is due to a lot of activists and community members who made this a priority issue to educate government and members of the community on this issue and of course they have been impacted on this as well and hopefully through the hearings we can push and encourage for better working -- a better coordination amongst a variety of departments and this sits in a lot of different purviews so again i want to invite you up and chaired the task force and a member of the sf mta. thank you for being here. >> thank you supervisors. i am deputy of planning for the sf mta also the transportation task force, co-chair with dhp. i'm going to give you a quick overview of the strategy and then what we're going to be talking about in the hearing so you can hear from the various departments on what they have
. they are not on the water with dramatic views but we are on a park and that creates a great environment for the people who can live and work in this location, it feels like an urban campus environment and again, there say great precedence with washington square and jackson square and the best in new york with bryant park in the middle of manhattan, which is the home to a lot of activities and the people go there every day and it is almost a tourist attraction in and of itself. >> and this slide is an interesting one it comes from copenhagen in denmark and shows how housing can interact with the park. so that the people that are in the housing feel like they are in the park and the people that are in the park see the people living there and creates a incredible diverse and interesting environment. >> so jack mentioned how the parks and open space are going to create a central hub for the bay and water front neighborhoods and we feel the same way about the retail and the importance of the place making in the retail and the streetscape. and at pier 48 it will be the first step in creating the experience for
reflect environment review. dictionary tends to provide dictionary -- dictatorial [speaker not understood]. we the people have addressed so many times. [speaker not understood] education, schooling, work is based upon capital currency [speaker not understood]. monopoly capitalist, imperialist, racialist, [speaker not understood], surrounding planet earth sovereign nations with military basins defending its interests. witness 77 6 victory of african-american negro slave owners, declaration of independence, [speaker not understood] amendment of the constitution, fortification of the nation. this is such a timing for heart beat cloaked, environment review with this media entertainment, advertising industry, supernatural in party, opposition, an aura of fascist language, inflections, market speculation, 2013 pitch, who's who, mental health, george washington, and thomas jefferson, african negro slave owners, presidents, [speaker not understood] democracy dictatorship. 17 76, 2013, this reading given two minutes. >> thank you very much. before the next speaker, we have a 3:30 special commendat
that both leverages our economic success while preserving our environment and a complete neighborhood that is safer for our pedestrians, open spaces for workers. places to work that you can walk to and places to live, 30 percent which will be affordable for our residents here in san francisco which will ensure a diverse community in this part of downtown. we must improve and enhance our infrastructure which trul highlights san francisco as a world class city. i have had the opportunity to be more intimately involved in this process and i know you have done an incredible job. i have visited the tour and terminal that will improve our skyline. as a district supervisor for the south of market and district plan, i'm excite d that the existing residents will benefit from this neighborhood. i'm also proud to represent a city that is under taken such a large and complex project. mayor lee said we have to give thanks to our director, kaplan who has been our chief for years and to ensure a project happens like this on time. [ applause ] as an elected official i'm very sympathetic acknowledgin
, and local environment. lastly, i want to mention that i find it surprising that the committee will not allow members of the public to yield their time to well respected doctors that have traveled across the country to be here today with us. i do ask you to please vote against approving item number 8 on the rules committee agenda today and thank you so much for your consideration. (applause) >> [speaker not understood]. is there anybody else from the public that wants to testify? seeing none -- please get a card. come on up. >>> hello there. this is my first time doing public comment. and, quite frankly, [speaker not understood] i'll just do what i can because i'm a san francisco state student journalism major and [speaker not understood] minor. and these folks came from across the country and came to san francisco state to do a presentation on the science and all of the huge social implications that come behind having cell phones being next to your body. i mean, for the first time they had a measuring device where they're testing out with my phone. once i made a call or text o
at it as an environment problem, environmental right to save streets, as an environmental protection issue. not just simply who is to blame? who did something wrong? it's important to take a balanced approach to that, so one of the important causes is kind of intuitive but we don't focus on. it's the traffic itself. one fifth of the variation from neighborhood to neighborhood is the differences in traffic. the second important cause is vehicle speed. vehicle speed is really responsible for all of the serious fatal and serious injuries. it's a contributing cause. if the vehicle didn't hit you very fast you're not likely to die and we know we will have pedestrians and vehicles bump into each other. maybe we can't avoid that but we can avoid the death focus we slow the speed down. while we assess speeding and we know that 20% of the injury collisions are attributable to speeding we don't know what the impact of speed itself is because people are traveling 5/10 miles over the limit and not considered speeding yet that limit is having important and direct impact on serious injuries and fatalitie
their children are in a high care quality environment. and people who take care of children for a living every day are very often not recognized especially in terms of compensation. the median income in the country for child care teachers is $11.14. san francisco i think might be a little bit higher but not by a lot. people who take care of their own children can't afford to take care of their families. i want to thank you for this honor. we look forward to working with you the next few years. our organization is really interested in helping make early childhood become a sustainable place to work, a highly professional, highly competitive work force where people can afford to care for their own families and we look forward to working with you all on that journey. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor yee, and thank you to the san francisco child care providers association and the family child care association of san francisco. colleague, we do have one more special commendation, but it will be offered at 3:30 jointly by supervisors farrell and breed. so, with that, madam clerk, why do
of it is just demand in the economy. >> market environment. >> part of it was the premiums being added in because of the uncertainty about how it was going to play out. >> there was all set in the competition played a huge part.
of drivers produces an environment of teamwork. additionally there has been sefrmentd that local customers have made inquiries about the health of the drivers in san francisco. the idea has received great reviews. to the issuance of madalinas this program has produced the lease amount of - i would strongly encourage the enhancement of this program in the future >> (calling names). >> again evening board of directors. i want to thank the doctor on his report. i have a couple of concerns that were brought up on the town hall meeting. the w hotel is on the corner of third and howard. if you're coming down third on a rush hour period it's going to be about 5 tow 7 minutes because when everybody comes to that threshold of montgomery. if you look at june the 14th of that day there was a giant against the houston as atrocities which means south of marketing is a mess. so there are other drorgsz be made there. i want to thank the director for trying to get more inspectors to help with the enforcement hopeful that won't be nitpicking with a madalinas on your shoulder. it 50 should be a rent basis
. 2008 - 11 e which seas the impacts on the environment which could result from implementation. staff is not here today to respond to comments such comments will be responded in writing which will respond to ail comments during the public comment period and this is not a hearing to disapprove or approve the project. comments today should be directed for the adequacy of the project >> commenters should state their name and address so thel they can have a copy of the projects comments. we'll take any comments from the planning commission and the public comment extended to the april 29, '96. since this is a local san francisco project this is the only draft. i recommend that the public hearing be opened. okay opening it up to public comment. tim kennedy. >> hello, i'm timmy live on 41 avenue. i'm coming here today because i'm a certified person. my prim certain is not with the underground water. my prim certain is with the pipeline location. and particle with the south sunset well location. if the eir the well, is located on 40 and the pipeline will make a 90 degree it goes up one bloc
the environment. this has been through months of community outreach it's been changed foments. unfortunately, this most of us in the wrong direction. its promise is one that we have not had enough time to appeal. the bid before you is a simple one should we adopt rules that move forward please support supervisor wooenz legislation >> good afternoon coordinator of the sequa improvement team and happy earth day. today is earth day. i want to remind sequa and earth day were born in the seem time period. it's the strongest tool that the community has this sequa. and we should not take amendment the sequa process lightly. and even though we can't all the time the state law wherever you are asking the community to change sequa you're asking to change state law. and especially earth day is a time to take this seriously. supervisor weaning a lot of your amendments look interesting, however, we would also is a we spinster a lot of work working on the legislation that supervisor kim put forward and it's much more elegant a solution at this point. we want to make sure we wait until supervisor kim's le
enrichment services, and all other capturing a healthy environment. thank you. >> i am a resident for more than 20 years. three years ago our community had some program for our asian residen residents, which by the way is largest in district 10. last year services for us have reduced to the point this semester all of our
to a safe and supportive learning environment. and we know that the right to that environment is critical to having an education. schools across california, including some of the state's largest school districts, are already accepting and supporting their transgender students and that's something that we're proud of to do here in san francisco, but we need to do more. and one of the things that is happening with many of these students is that you look at the suicide rates and their high. and it's important for san francisco to continue to speak out in support of these students. and, so, i ask for your support for passage of assembly bill 12 66. i want to thank my colleagues for their co-sponsorship, supervisor wiener, supervisor mar, supervisor avalos, and supervisor kim. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. >> thank you, colleagues. i have a brief item i'm introducing a resolution to urge the california state legislature to pass assembly bill 900 which would reverse reductions that were made in our state budget process a few years ago in medi-cal reimburse
in this project. we truly appreciate coming to work in an environment that is sporting our good health and safety. so ultimately we can support yours. we consider this community our community, our home away from home. i would like to assure you that we remain committed to continuing our primary mission. that is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve. thank you very much. >> and so you can find out a little bit more about this facility. i would now like to call up the principal architect responsible for this facility. bill letty. with stacy architect. >> thank you, chief. you know, a little known fact is that every architect wants to design a firehouse. not just because many of us wanted to be fire fighters at some point in our lives, it's because these are really iconic hybrid buildings that we feel -- embody a building that express dignity and security for our community. these are important facilities for our community. when we are working on this project in the office we often joke that firehouse no. 1 is like a block on steroids with really big machines in the garage. it's
in an environment that is safe and free of coercion. planned parenthood is a important part of many san francisco an's lives and often the only healthcare that many regularly received. patients are supporters and and the doctors that serve. and on the election campaigns. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is jamie glen and i represent the 40 days for life in san francisco, and i want to thank you for having this legislation and for meeting with us last week. and as i shared with you before, we are deeply concerned about reports of harassment and intimidation, my husband and i moved here six months ago so i am unfamiliar with the long history, that is described and i have small children myself and so i am not available for every hour of sxwis so i can attest to whatever and while i am doing all of those other moments and i think that if i take a step back and regardless of all of that, i think that it is important to realize that both sides here may are may not have an agenda. that obviously the prolife that life begins at conception and there is a point of view that is not expressed by those wh
side by side, it's not an issue. it's helped the neighborhood, created more of a safe environment. i have not felt better walking down mission and 6 street because of the prevalence of the medical cannabis in that community. i ask you to please reject these restrictions. it's the wrong venue. this commission as well as any other body repeated with our policy makers go back to the drawing board. >> you are out of your time. >> sorry. i will write a letter. any other speakers whom i haven't called. >> my name is jonelle. we were here last year at the same time opposed the 3 cannabis clubs that did open. mission organic has opened and the police have been called numerous times. their patients feel they have the right to sit inside of a car and smoke the cannabis and drive away. there have also been, they walk around the corner where they go and smoke their pot because they feel they have the right to do so. no, you don't. you have a right to be a good citizen. you don't have a right to cause additional problems in this area. we are not afraid of medical cannabis. i understand the needs
to keep the city clean and a partner with public works and department of environment and ecology. on may 4 we are joining the san francisco conservation core, a neighborhood association, enterprise for high school students to celebrate the trails completed in the park and made possible by california proposition 84 park fundamentalling. the day will start at eight amand ribbon celebration at 11 p.m. and for more information go to our website. line up was announced yesterday for the event and it's jam packed including paul mc cartly, the red hot chilly peppers and commissioner low -- >> i am waiting for hall and oats. >> guess what? they will be there. willy nelson. i know commissioner you're a big fan of jer rassic -- >> [inaudible] >> phoenix will also be playing. tickets go on sale today at noon. you can log on to our website for more information. we had a big wind storm last week and i wanted to update the commissioners. we did lose 26 of our trees in our park system. it was actually pretty surprising. the park with the most trees down was harding park with 10 trees down. all
that in their living environment and it makes an unsafe situation for them. in particular with seniors who tend to be more vennable they also end up with another barrier and that is actually even getting into the shelter system itself, so we have a shelter system currently set up that is very difficult to access. that's a line base system that takes -- people typically spend 14 to 17 hours to get a shelter bed and often for one night and have to repeat that process night after night and there are a lot of complicated reasons for that but a lot has to do with the care not cash initiative and the setting aside of beds and releasing them and holding them. another has to do with the design of the system and a fawltdy system that makes it very difficult for folks so for folk who is are elderly trying to simply find a place to lay their head to rest at night they're having to overcome significant barriers in order to do that. we have been working really hard to change that, and we did a lot of work in getting input from homeless people putting recommendations forward and those have been accepted by
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